Suffering from Remodel

No real post this week as I have a bit of an illness. I have a bad case of remodeling and am suffering from, “Well, if you’re going open up that wall, you might as well…”

Friday we lost our kitchen. All of it, except the refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and tea kettle. At least some small vestige of civilization remains – tea and toast. Most of the other forms of civilized living are gone – the stove, oven, walls and even the kitchen sink has been thrown out. Here’s what’s left:

At one time a stove was here.

At one time a stove was here.

The sink use to be here.

The sink use to be here.

Our office has been reduced to two small desks, two chairs, a lamp with a long extension cord and plastic covering everything. Once I finish writing this post I’ll have to pull the plastic back over the computer so tomorrow’s demolition doesn’t fill my keyboard with drywall dust.

All of this just so I can make tea and toast at the same time.

As with any home renovation project you have to plan for the unexpected. Thursday I got a text message that they found a water pipe leaking in our home office. Our plumber agreed to come out Saturday to fix it. Which was a good thing because on Friday the crew found a second leak in a kitchen wall.

The joys of having the construction trades in the house.

I am hoping that soon we’ll be able to start some kind of a recovery but until then, we’re cooking on the back patio, washing dishes in the laundry room sink and wondering if we’ll ever get all the dust out.

Till next week,

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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5 Responses to Suffering from Remodel

  1. says:

    Our condolences on your kitchen project!!! We went through the same sufferings some years ago, but felt good about having it when it was all finished.


    Mary Ann


  2. gpcox says:

    Just keep thinking about the day that all this will one day be a favorite story to relate.


  3. From experience, I get worked every time a wall is opened. You never know what disasters might be lurking back there. Good luck.

    Treat yourself to paper plates; they’re cheap enough at big block stores…


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